Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, August 20-26

Electrical design for modern HVAC systems, optimizing an HVAC system, MEP Giants, overcorrect protection for power systems, and fire safety requirements for NFPA 99-2012 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week Aug. 20-26. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for Aug. 20-26 covered electrical design for modern HVAC systems, how to optimize an HVAC system, MEP Giants, overcorrect protection for power systems, and the fire safety requirements for NFPA 99-2012. Link to each article below.

1. Electrical design for modern HVAC systems

Modern HVAC systems present both new challenges and new opportunities when integrating with electrical systems. 

2. How to optimize an HVAC system

True optimization comes from a three-pronged methodology that starts with system design and controls the HVAC plant as a holistic system.

3. MEP Giants revenue jumps $6 billion over last year

The 2018 MEP Giants gross revenue increased as compared with last year. MEP/FP revenue also increased.

4. Selectively coordinated overcurrent protection for power systems

When designing a safe and reliable power distribution system, it is imperative to consider life safety and equipment protection. 

5. Understanding the fire safety requirements in NFPA 99-2012

Learning the fire an life safety requirements for NFPA 99 as they relate to hospitals and health care facilities is critical. 

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, from Aug. 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

McKenzie Burns, production coordinator, CFE Media,

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